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Bladen County Jailer Finds Himself Behind Bars

Posted September 11, 2003 2:26 a.m. EDT

— A Bladen County jailer now has a view from the other side of the bars.

Ellis Tatum, 47, was picked up at work and taken to the Cumberland County Jail.

Tatum was charged with statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child for allegedly having sex with his girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter.

Investigators say the incident happened in Cumberland County.